Canary Islands 2009 Expedition : Overview

Batzella inopsThe expedition to study the Iberian Peninsula Coasts and the Canary Islands, was carried out with the support of the Fundacion Biodiversidad.

Oceana studied the seamounts in the area, as well as the seabeds of El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. A team of professional divers  worked up to 40 meters depth to photograph and film the areas. After that depth, an underwater robot (ROV) was  used to film at 500 meters depth and transmit the images to the ship in real time for subsequent identification of the species documented.